Located in the on the southernmost tip of South America, Ushuaia, Argentina is nicknamed the “End of the World.” While that might sound a bit apocalyptic, its purely a geographical reference. With that extreme latitude comes a healthy amount of snow like the kind residents experienced Sunday (11-15 inches). Folks didn’t have to head up to to Cerro Castor to toss on their skis and snowboards as unplowed streets provided enough coverage for urban turns. Not too late to book a trip down south get some shredding in before the season is over.

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Ushuaia, often referred to as the “End of the World,” holds a captivating history that mirrors its remote and unique location. Nestled in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, this southernmost city in the world is embraced by rugged landscapes and frigid waters. Originally inhabited by indigenous Yamana people for thousands of years, Ushuaia gained prominence in the late 19th century with the establishment of a penal colony by the Argentine government. The notorious prison, meant to exert sovereignty over the region, operated for several decades, and remnants of its existence are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.

In the 20th century, Ushuaia’s identity shifted from a penal outpost to a focal point of exploration. The city served as a gateway for numerous expeditions to Antarctica and the South Atlantic, further solidifying its place in maritime history. Modern Ushuaia has evolved into a hub of tourism, attracting visitors with its stunning natural beauty, adventurous activities, and the allure of being at the southern tip of the world.

Today, Ushuaia thrives as a vibrant community, blending its indigenous heritage with a diverse cultural mix of settlers. It stands as a testament to human resilience in a challenging environment and continues to capture the imaginations of those who venture to experience its captivating history and breathtaking surroundings.